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Norwegian Epic Review

4.5 / 5.0
4,339 reviews

Epic Transatlantic - Great Software - Hardware Needs Work

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Norwegian Epic
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2023
Cabin: Balcony

We booked a long and fun transatlantic. The ports were on our bucket list (Ibiza, Azores, Madeira) and the timing was right. This is the first NCL megaship and we hoped for a lot of dancing opportunities aboard. A review of available daily programs was mixed. But once aboard it was all good. The hub for us was the Manhattan Room. They have a good sized dance floor and small orchestra each night at 8. Several other musical acts were around - so dancing daily- as good as it gets in modern 2023 cruising. We had a mostly full ship - and demand for early dining was strong. Tables for two early on any free dining were heavily booked. So we grabbed a pager and made it work. She is a happy ship and well organized. One strong point - the well stocked Garden Cafe aka buffet -decent selection -was open pretty early and reliably late. If you are hungry at 2:30 PM or 4:40 PM this is the ship for you. Main Dining Room food was reliably excellent. We had one main course in 15 days that missed. The rest were spot on. Housekeeping was well organized. Getting off the ship was speedy. The library /game room complex was huge and quiet- no bouncy music to disturb reading. The ship layout is unusual. There is a walking lane on each side- partial promenade that works. The cabin layout was a failure - and could be partly fixed - the toilet is separate and has a decorative but non soundproof sliding door that could be upgraded. The pool deck is wide and airy.

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The cabin was quiet. The decorative but airy and non soundproof toilet room door could be replaced with one that blocks sound. The bed is too short if you are over 5'10. Get the cabin with the bed toward the balcony. No USB ports by the bed. No dreaded plastic shower curtain.

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